Oscar Pistorius looks on during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, May 13, 2014
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Oscar Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation, says judge

A judge in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has ordered that he should undergo a mental evaluation.

She ruled that psychiatric evidence before the court could not replace "a proper enquiry" into his mental health.

The prosecution argued on Tuesday that psychiatric tests were essential and that he should be referred.

Mr Pistorius denies intentionally killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

  • 14 May 2014
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